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2018 Anneliese Maier Award Winners selected

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Eight top international humanities scholars and social scientists each receive €250,000 to collaborate with researchers in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected eight researchers from abroad – three women and five men – to receive this year’s Anneliese Maier Research Award. Each award is valued at €250,000 and is granted to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who are nominated by collaborative partners at German universities and research institutions. The award is designed to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it seeks to help promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

The eight award winners were selected from a total of 111 nominees from 30 countries. Most of the nominees came from the USA (22), the United Kingdom (14), Denmark (6), Israel (6) and the Netherlands (6).

The new award winners, their research topics and specialist fields, current countries of residence and host institutes in Germany are:

Please note: The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on 12 September 2018. A press invitation will follow.


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 28,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 55 Nobel Laureates.

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